Named By: Robert Brrom - 1908.
Classification: Chordata, Synapsida, Therapsida, Therocephalia, Trochosuchidae.
Species: T. acutus, T. major.
Known locations: South Africa - Tapinocephalus Assemblage Zone.
Time period: Permian.
Fossil representation: Partial remains.
Trochosuchus is a little known genus of therapsid that lived in South Africa during the Permian. Care should be taken not to confuse Trochosuchus with Trochosaurus, the type genus of the therapsid group which Trochosuchus belongs too.
- Catalogue of types and figured specimens of fossil vertebrates in the American Museum of Natural History. II.–Permian, Triassic and Jurassic reptiles of South Africa. - Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 25(2):105-164. - R. Broom - 1915.